1. Sarah Copeland

    Sarah Copeland New Member

    Oct 24, 2012
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    Chicago, IL

    . . :: Newbie Introduction :: . .

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarah Copeland, Oct 24, 2012.


    My name is Sarah, and I am new...I am really just a journal writer I suppose...but I would like to aspire to more as I get older. I am a visual artist by profession, and so that is where I have spent most of my creative juices over the course of my life. However, sometimes words flow off my fingertips just as easy if not easier than paint off of my brush.

    I have written a lot about my own life experiences,...but I would like to expand into telling stories about dynamic fictional characters instead of stories about the skeletons in my own closet.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this!



    PS—I can't figure out how to upload an avatar...I am connected to my fb account...but I wanted to upload a different photo.
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sarah!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.

  3. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Hi, Sarah welcome to the group! I always struggled to decide what I wanted to do - art or writing - writing won!
    The only journal I ever kept though, was a mock Harriet the Spy book of ramblings - lol!

    * At the top of the screen where it says welcome Sarah - go to settings tab - the avatar upload will be there.

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